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Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0
This version: Latest version: Previous version: Editors: James Craig, Apple Inc. Previous Editors: Lisa Pappas, Society for Technical Communication Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM Lisa Seeman, UB Access Please check the errata for any errors or issues reported since publication. This document is also available as a single page version. See also translations. Copyright © 2008-2014 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang), All Rights Reserved. Accessibility of web content requires semantic information about widgets, structures, and behaviors, in order to allow assistive technologies to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. This is the WAI-ARIA 1.0 W3C Recommendation from the Protocols & Formats Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative. Related:  HTML5

The Roles Model | Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 An element whose implicit native role semantics will not be mapped to the accessibility API. The intended use is when an element is used to change the look of the page but does not have all the functional, interactive, or structural relevance implied by the element type, or may be used to provide for an accessible fallback in older browsers that do not support WAI-ARIA. Example use cases: An element whose content is completely presentational (like a spacer image, decorative graphic, or clearing element);An image that is in a container with the img role and where the full text alternative is available and is marked up with aria-labelledby and (if needed) aria-describedby;An element used as an additional markup "hook" for CSS; orA layout table and/or any of its associated rows, cells, etc. For example, according to an accessibility API, the following markup elements would appear to have identical role semantics (no role) and identical content.

HTML5: The Markup Language Reference 1. Introduction # T This document is a non-normative reference that provides details to help producers of HTML content create conformant documents, and to help others check the conformance of existing documents. It has the following design goals: to describe the syntax and structure of the HTML language to describe the semantics of HTML elements and their attributes (that is, to describe what the elements and attributes represent) to be clear and unambiguous to be as concise and readable as possible The first two of the above design goals make this reference similar in scope to the [HTML5 for Web Authors] subset of the normative [HTML5] full specification. Certain purposes are intentionally out of scope for this reference document; specifically, it: For implementation conformance criteria for HTML consumers and detailed information on related APIs, instead see the [HTML5] full specification. 3. 3.1. The term document is used in this reference to mean an instance of the HTML language. The 4. An

Skip to Main Content Links are Important You are here: Providing links that allow the user to skip directly to the main content, bypassing the navigation, enhances the accessibility of your web site. This is recommended for blind or visually impaired users, people who use screen readers , and also for text-browsers, mobile phones and PDAs These links are common on most US, UK, Irish, and other government web sites, as well as many universities and private organizations. From the accessibility and usability point of view, it is recommended that you make such links visible. In his article titled "Providing Skip Links", Frank Gayne of frontend.com explains: Skip links would be useful for people who cannot easily use a mouse. How can you build such links? Many web sites have the "Skip to main content" links before the logo of the page, but a logo is the precursor of a web page. If the "Skip to main content" link is before the logo, then the user does not know immediately which web site he/she is on. e-zine

Why Standards Harmonization is Essential for Web Abstract This document explains the key role that harmonization of standards plays in increasing the accessibility of the Web for people with disabilities. It examines how adoption of a consistent set of international technical standards, the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines for Web content, authoring tools, browsers and media players can drive more rapid progress on Web accessibility, and make the design and development of accessible Web sites more efficient. Common standards for Web content accessibility and for authoring tools encourages the development of tools that support production of accessible Web content. Likewise, the adoption of a consistent standard for browser and media player accessibility would improve access to and reinforce the accessibility of Web content, and would help ensure that accessible content will be more available through assistive technologies used by some people with disabilities. Overview Current Situation

Projet Opquast : comprendre et am?liorer la qualit? Web - Opquast HTML5: The Missing Manual: O'Reilly - Safari Books Online Subscriber Reviews Average Rating: Based on 3 Ratings "HTML5" - by dekou812 on 25-SEP-2012Reviewer Rating: A great readReport as Inappropriate "Simple introduction to HTML 5" - by Michal Konrad Owsiak on 08-SEP-2011Reviewer Rating: I have mixed feelings when it comes to this book. I like the style of the book. HTML Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3C Note 6 November 2000 This version: (plain text, PostScript, PDF, gzip tar file of HTML, zip archive of HTML) Latest version: Previous version: Editors: Wendy Chisholm, W3C; Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R & D Center University of Wisconsin -- Madison; Ian Jacobs, W3C Copyright ©1999 - 2000 W3C® (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved. Abstract This document describes techniques for authoring accessible Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) content (refer to HTML 4.01 [HTML4]). This document is part of a series of documents about techniques for authoring accessible Web content. Note: This document contains a number of examples that illustrate accessible solutions in CSS but also deprecated examples that illustrate what content developers should not do. Status of this document 1 Document structure and metadata Checkpoints in this section: Example.

Accessibility Accessibility Accessibility in web design means creating web pages that everyone can use. Those who cannot see or use a mouse. Deaf users whose first language is sign language and not your native spoken language. Accessibility Statement "Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible.” WordPress is founded on the principles of an inclusive community and democratization of publishing. We want community involvement and welcome feedback. WordPress and Accessibility WordPress - with a high quality theme - works right out of the box to help you keep your site accessible. Use Headings Correctly Headings are more than just big, bold, text. Document heading outline Headings are defined with the h1 to h6 tags. h1 defines the most important heading with h2 defining the most important sub-heading etc. Heading structure also plays an important part of search engine optimization. Testing Headings Describe Images Testing Images

Equality Act guidance - Publications The Government Equalities Office has produced a series of guides entitled ‘Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know?’ outlining the main changes in the law made by the act. These have been produced in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, Citizens Advice, acas, and the Equality and Diversity Forum, to support implementation of the act. information and advice in British Sign Language: Citizens Advice BSL films what’s new for employers? Subject to availability, to order any of the publications listed below in hardcopy, please email GEO Publications

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